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Ultimate Warrior

Clutched Chest Before Collapsing

... Witnesses Say

4/9/2014 8:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ultimate Warrior DiesThe Ultimate Warrior "clutched his chest" moments before he collapsed at an Arizona hotel Tuesday afternoon ... this according to law enforcement sources who spoke with witnesses. 

TMZ has learned ... Warrior was walking down a hallway at the Gainey Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and headed toward his car with his wife -- when he stopped, clutched his chest and went down. 

We're told Warrior never recovered. 

Sources connected to the situation tell us officials believe Warrior suffered a "catastrophic medical event" and so far, we're told there is no evidence to show drugs or alcohol were a factor in his death. All signs point to massive heart attack. 

We're told an investigation is underway. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner tells us the autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

 Ultimate Warrior Dies

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Iris Stephani    


176 days ago


I know through watchin is youtube videos how anti drugs hewas and he also said he didnt drink so rules that out, anyway, he died young cus he used steriods back in the day, and known fact is they narrow ur arteries in later life ,ie jim helwin.RIP and condolences 2 ur famliy

176 days ago


Obviously a massive coronary brought on by years of steroid use.

176 days ago


Another fifty something year old wrestler dies of a heart attack. Shocking.

176 days ago


i pity the fool oh wrong show

176 days ago


He did not look good on RAW.

176 days ago

mike smith    

ironic just 3 days after being inducted into hall of fame he died. prayers go out to his wife and daughters.

176 days ago


The man entertained a lot of people over the years. That's a great gift. Sad to see him go so young. Condolences to his family and friends.

176 days ago

E. Norma Scock    

Sadly i dont think the man could handle the excitement of the weeks festivities..i can imagine how hard your heart starts pumpin coming out of on stage for the hall of fame then seeing all the names and faces you knew and met then coming out on RAW monday night plus the travels after many abuses from cocaine to booze and roids! sad day for anyone over 30 years old!

176 days ago


When I watched RAW, he didn't look to good and his speech was eerie. I don't know but it seems like he knew his time was up. My condolences to his family and friends.

176 days ago


Is "The Undertaker" going to be handling the arrangements?

176 days ago


The weird part of this story is TMZ not naming the hotel. Was it a snazzy resort, or cheap-o hotel? And how hard is their PR and marketing working to keep the information Out of public space?

176 days ago

80's baby    

He was one of my all time favorite wrestlers.Condolences to his family.Ending of an era.What a huge loss to the fans and wrestling world!

176 days ago



176 days ago

Mike L    

For those that didn't watch RAW, this is what he said. Its what originally gave me thoughts of it being a work, but apparently, I was wrong.

"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper than something that is larger than life, than his essence, his spirit will be immortalized. By the storytellers, by the loyalty, of those who honor him and make what that man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you are the legend-makers of Ultimate Warrior... I am Ultimate Warrior, you are the Ultimate Warrior fans, and the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever!"

176 days ago
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